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Purple garden!


Looking around today there seems to mostly purple flowers in my borders. I suppose strictly speaking you may see them as purpley-blue or even pinkey-purple….lol…
There is the clematis on the trellis..

…the Penstemon Westminster Bells…

…and this purple flowering plant giving a great show but I have no idea what it’s called…

Then there is the pretty creeping plant at the side of the rockery…

Accompanied by the Scabiosa Blue Jeans and the lavender…

Over in the hedge border I see Mallow Windsor Castle which I grew from seed sent to me by Siris last year. They are so velvety looking and a gorgeous colour.

Nearby there is the dead nettle flowering again…

..and the Russel Lupin’s second flush.

Under the Copper Beech the flowers of this hardy geranium have almost finished..

This Buddleia has suddenly burst into flower and just behind it the Rhododendron is still flowering.

The Hostas are sending up some flower spikes now.. they are also a purpley-blue..

I think these also have a purple hue to them…

As do these…

and these..

I think by now you must have seen enough purple to last you a lifetime so I will stop looking for more and find a different colour to bore you with..Lol ;o)
…just before you run off to rest your eyes on anything that isn’t purple..
I would like you to see my Cotinus coggygria Royal PURPLE… :o)

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I like your Cotinus. I bet you're looking forward to it getting big - fabulous when the sun shines through the leaves!

Can I be very cheeky and beg a cutting of your Penstemon Westminster Bells if there are any suitable shoots? All the blue ones I've seen for sale have smaller bells

24 Jun, 2017


Now you know how much I enjoyed that HB

24 Jun, 2017


You have some lovely blooms in your garden HB. Isn't it strange how we gravitate towards certain colours without really thinking about it? Pinks and purples are amongst my favs too

25 Jun, 2017


What lovely plants you have. I'm the same as Waddy, that hubby keeps having to talk me into other colours :-).

25 Jun, 2017


Lovely PLants,and I love the colours.

25 Jun, 2017


How is your garden for Bees HB? They come to mauve or purple flowers because they are 3 deg. warmer. May is
the best time to watch this phenomenon . They may also affect Hoverflies in the same way.

25 Jun, 2017


Thankyou Everyone. I am amazed that there is so much in this colour just now.
There are dozens of bees especially in the cotoneaster flowers Diane. We have noticed all sorts of diferent ones. Funnily enough we have hardly seen any hoverflies up to now.
Stera I will try and get some for cutting for you. These were new small plants last autumn and are growing really well.

25 Jun, 2017


Homebird thank you - but please don't take any if the plant is still small, its too beautiful to suffer a setback!

25 Jun, 2017


what a great selction of puple plants you have wonderful colour on your Cotinus
You should call your garden the colour purple Homebird

26 Jun, 2017


All lovely plants. My garden is all purple & pink also, with white Allysum & Gypsophilla mixed in.

27 Jun, 2017

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